Nerd Girl Rocks Paradise City by Anne Thomas Soffee
A True Story of Faking It in Hair Metal L.A.

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This hilarious peek into the early years of the hair-band era reveals the hierarchy of fishnets, bustiers, and chicks with the Holy Grail—a backstage pass. After college, Anne Thomas Soffee journeyed to Los Angeles to start a career as a rock journalist and small-time heavy-metal flack. A taste for other people’s prescriptions and too much beer edges her freelance journalism work right off her schedule. She struggles with not being thin enough, pretty enough, or cool enough when, in the midst of the L.A. riots, Soffee is offered a coveted slot in Virginia Commonwealth University's MFA writing program. Determined to pull herself out of current habits, Soffee starts turning her life around, making a stop at rehab before she heads off to graduate school. Her quarter-life crisis is packed with offbeat characters that prove that fact is often funnier than fiction.

About Anne Thomas Soffee

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Anne Thomas Soffee earned an MFA in creative writing from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a teacher of emotionally disturbed children. She lives in Richmond, Virginia.
Published September 1, 2006 by Chicago Review Press. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment, Self Help, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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